Thailand is known mainly for its islands, which attract millions of tourists every year. Every island is different and each of us will find our paradise on earth. It is easy to say which island is the most beautiful, as each offers its visitors hundreds of different options. It will be best to get on a plane and get to know a few islands firsthand.
Ko Samui is the third largest Thai island, very popular with tourists.
Accessibility here is very good as there is an international airport. Due to its diversity, endless beaches lined with palm trees, crystal clear water and tropical weather, it is nicknamed the island of love. At the end of the 20th century, the inhabitants of the island subsisted mainly on growing coconut and is now the main livelihood of all local tourism. There are almost 300 hotel resorts on this island and piles of restaurants, bars and holiday activities.
Famous beaches include Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. Chaweng Beach is 7 km long and most hotel complexes stretch along its length. It’s a beautiful place, but busy and lively. The opposite is Lamai beach, which is one of the quieter and very romantic. Ko Samui is located near Ang Thong National Park. You can explore up to 42 islands here.
Ko Ta, nicknamed Turtle Island, is best known for its great snorkeling and diving opportunities. This is basically possible right from the shore of the island. There is excellent visibility in the sea and it is no coincidence to see, for example, a shark, barracuda, stingrays or dolphins. For rock diving, Sail Rock is the best place, and for the less adventurous who just want to snorkel, there is Laem Thiam.
Ko Samet Island was uninhabited until the 1980s. Now crowds of tourists and mainland Thai people flow here, who come here mainly on weekends. The island lives a busy life and is suitable for young travelers or sun lovers, as it is the sunniest island in all of Thailand. Hai Sai Kaew or Ao Hin Khok are two beaches famous for their excellent atmosphere, long promenades, restaurants and bars. It is a paradise for young, or at least in the spirit of young, tourists.
Ko Mak is a small island located 40 km from the coast, newly explored by tourists. There are coconut and mandrake plantations. There is no nightlife on the island, there are no lively bars or restaurants. Ideal for families with children or for tourists looking for rest. The holiday is also suitable for active athletes, as the island offers many opportunities for water sports. Ko Mak is often visited by world filmmakers looking for beautiful and untouched beaches.
Ko Lipe or the Thai Maldives. The water is crystal clear, white sand beaches and beautiful nature all around. It is a small island that is part of the Tarutao National Park. It is an island not yet discovered by tourists, a lot of bungalows are under construction, but this does not detract from the overall positive impression. The atmosphere here is calm, the locals are smiling and hospitable. An ideal island to escape from the world. The moment you are sufficiently rested and full of new energy, we can take advantage of one of the local excursions offered. Tarutao National Park is full of beautiful uninhabited islands, where you will be taken by boat for a ride for a few dollars. Be sure not to miss Ko Rawi or Ko Adang.
Ko Chang Island is the second largest in Thailand after Phuket. It is the main island of the national park with a total of 52 islets. Ko Chang is not much discovered by tourists yet, although it is a great pity. It has a lot to offer. Long white sandy beaches and beautiful nature all around. The island is divided by Mount Kaho Salak Phet into eastern and western. The eastern part is inhabited mainly by locals and the hotel resorts are located to the west of the island, as there are a large number of beaches. If you prefer to explore the beautiful landscape, head east where you will rarely find beaches.